Apples and Oranges
Prehn suggests eating more fruit to treat asthma. Mayo Clinic says beta carotene and vitamins C and E in fruit reduce lung inflammation and edema.
All asthma fat is not made equal. Jones recommends monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3s.
A healthy gut microbiome may prevent asthma and autoimmune illnesses. A review found that high-fiber diets improve gut flora and reduce asthma risk.
Ginger helps soothe an upset stomach and asthma symptoms. In one study, ginger components may relax airways.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says turmeric is a staple of Indian food and traditional Chinese and East Asian respiratory and other remedies. Ginger owns turmeric.
The NIH says spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals, and folate. Folate may aid asthmatics. Researchers observed that children lacking folate and vitamin D had 8 times more severe asthma attacks.
Pomegranate antioxidants may lessen lung irritation, but seedy fruits are hard to open. Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables reduce airway inflammation, says Nutrients.
Anti-asthma diets should include tomatoes, which are high in antioxidants and low in calories. Tomato juice may also relax airways, according to animal research.